Handbags are a girl’s best friend. They can add so much style to an outfit, and they come in all shapes and sizes. But what do you do when your handbag starts to look a little dirty? How do you clean it so that it looks like new again? Whether it’s a Chanel Vintage Jumbo, Chanel fanny pack, or any of the Chanel handbags or other designer handbags out there, in this blog post, we will discuss how to clean your designer handbags so that they look like new!
How to Clean a Leather Handbag
Just as you would take care of your skin, you should also clean and moisturize your leather handbag regularly. Depending on how often you use it and what type of leather it is, you’ll want to clean it every few weeks or months. To do so, start by dusting off the bag with a soft cloth. You can then use a leather cleaner or saddle soap on a damp cloth to clean the surface of the bag. Be sure to avoid using any harsh chemicals or detergents, as these can damage the leather. Once you’ve cleaned the bag, apply a small amount of leather conditioner with a soft cloth. This will help keep the leather from drying out and cracking over time. With just a little bit of care, your leather handbag will stay looking beautiful for years!
How to Clean a Suede Handbag
Suede is a fabric that needs special attention when cleaning. Start by dusting off any dirt or debris from the surface with an old toothbrush before going in for some minor repairs, if necessary, always use soft bristles so as not to damage what you’re working on! You can then soak your bag using saddle soap (or similar) after laying it flat across 2 large bowls set side by side; make sure all four corners get wet but don’t allow them to become soaking wet because this could cause mold growth beneath those areas which would ruin its beauty forevermore. After allowing it to soak for a few hours, take a gentle bristled brush to agitate the suede and loosen any dirt or stains before blotting (not rubbing) with a clean white cloth, repeat this step as many times as necessary until the cloth remains mostly clean each time. Allow to air dry by propping open/upright away from any heat source, do not use a hair dryer on suede!
How to Clean a Canvas Handbag
Cleaning your canvas handbag is easy! If you have trouble with mildew, use a damp cloth to clean off any dirt or dust. Be careful not to use harsh chemicals because they can damage the material over time, but don’t worry about it getting ruined since this type of fabric tends to stay in good condition as long as proper care guidelines are followed (like keeping away from direct sunlight). For more stubborn stains on occasion, check out these tips for removing tough messes quickly so that nothing happens at all during laundry day.
How To Clean a Patent Leather Handbag
Anyone who has ever owned a patent leather handbag knows that they require special care. Unlike other materials, patent leather is susceptible to scratches and scuffs. Furthermore, it can easily lose its shine if it is not properly maintained. Thankfully, there are a few simple steps that can be taken to keep a patent leather handbag looking like new. First, it is important to dust the bag regularly with a soft cloth. This will help to remove any dirt or debris that could potentially damage the surface of the bag. Next, it is important to use a mild soap and water solution to clean the bag. Be sure to avoid using harsh cleaners, as they can strip the patent leather of its natural oils. Finally, it is important to apply a coat of polish to the bag on a regular basis. This will help to protect the surface of the bag and keep it looking shiny and new.
How To Spot-Clean Your Bag
No one likes a dirty purse. But between daily use, makeup spills, and the occasional run-in with a mud puddle, it can be tough to keep your handbag looking pristine. Here are a few tips for quickly and easily spot-cleaning your bag:
For starters, always check the care label before cleaning. Some materials, like leather and suede, require special care. Once you know what you’re working with, start by gently brushing away any loose dirt or debris. If the stain is dry, you can try using a pencil eraser to rub it away. If that doesn’t work, wet a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and gently dab at the stain. Be sure to test the alcohol on an inconspicuous area of the bag first to make sure it doesn’t damage the material. If all else fails, you can try using a toothbrush to scrub at the stain. Just be careful not to damage the surface of your bag in the process!
How To Remove Stains From Your Handbag
No woman’s wardrobe is complete without a stylish handbag, but keeping it looking its best can be a challenge, especially if you’re constantly on the go. Here are some tips for removing common stains from your handbag, so you can keep it looking like new.
- One of the most common stains is coffee or tea. To remove these stains, simply mix equal parts water and vinegar and apply it to the affected area with a cloth. Let it sit for a few minutes, then blot dry with a clean cloth.
- Lipstick stains can also be a pain to remove. The best way to tackle these, is to first dab them with a clean cloth or paper towel to absorb as much of the stain as possible. Then, use a toothbrush or other small brush to gently scrub at the stain until it starts to fade. Finish by wiping the area clean with a damp cloth.
- If your handbag has any scuff marks, you can try using a nail polish remover to remove them. Be sure to test this method on a small, inconspicuous area of the bag first to make sure it doesn’t damage the surface.
By following these tips, you can keep your designer handbags looking like new for years to come!
How To Remove Smell From The Inside Of a Handbag
Anyone who has ever owned a handbag knows that they can quickly start to smell musty and stale, no matter how often they are used. The combination of sweat, makeup, and the occasional spilled drink can create an unpleasant odor that is tough to get rid of. If you find yourself in this situation, there are a few simple tricks that can help to remove the smell from the inside of your handbag. First, try sprinkling some baking soda inside the bag and letting it sit overnight. This will help to absorb any odors that are present. Another option is to place a fabric sachet filled with dried lavender inside the bag. The lavender will help to freshen the bag and keep it smelling nice. Finally, if your handbag is really bad, you can try using a vacuum cleaner to suck out the air inside and remove any unwanted smells.
How To Polish Your Handbag
There’s nothing like a well-polished handbag to give your look a touch of luxury. But how do you achieve that high-shine finish? The first step is to choose the right polish. For leather handbags, we recommend a quality cream polish in a neutral color. Apply a small amount of polish to a soft cloth and rub it into the leather in a circular motion. Be sure to work the polish into all the nooks and crannies, as this will help to protect the bag from water damage. Once you’ve thoroughly coated the bag, allow it to dry for at least 20 minutes before buffing it with a clean cloth. For fabric handbags, we recommend using a specially formulated spray polish. Simply hold the can about 12 inches away from the bag and spray evenly. Allow the bag to dry for about 15 minutes before buffing with a clean cloth.
Thank you for reading our guide on how to clean designer handbags! We hope that you have found this information helpful and will be able to use it to keep your designer handbags looking like new. Be sure to come back and visit us soon, as we will continue to provide the latest tips and tricks on keeping your fashion accessories looking their best. Thanks for reading!
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.